Orthopaedic departments treat problems that affect your musculoskeletal system. That's your muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
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The doctors and nurses who run this department deal with everything from setting bone fractures to carrying out surgery to correct problems such as torn ligaments and hip replacements.
Orthopaedic trauma includes fractures and dislocations as well as musculoskeletal injuries to soft tissues.